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Starbucks, citing environment, is ditching plastic straws

AP  |  Seattle 

Starbucks, citing the environment threat to oceans, will ban straws from all of its stores globally in less than two years.

The company becomes the largest and company operating globally to do so.

today said that it is making available a strawless lid at 8,000 stores in the US and for certain drinks.

Coffee Co estimates the switch will eliminate more than 1 billion straws a year.

The company's announcement comes a week after it's hometown, Seattle, banned single-use straws and utensils at businesses that sell or drinks in the city.

said cold beverages in which a straw is typically included make up 50 per cent of the drinks its sells, up from just 37 per cent five years ago.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 17:05 IST